Description

Melissa Rayne is looking to work with London based dancers (all genders, abilities and body types) aged 25+ for several paid R&D and performance opportunities throughout 2024.

Production Info

I’m interested in forming long-term collaborations with dance artists who would enjoy exploring Butoh-inspired interiority, the expressionism of Duncan Dance, and the physicality of martial arts. I create anti-patriarchal DanceArt influenced by feminism, surrealism, the Occult, mental health and neurodivergence, and the Human Condition.

The opportunities I’m recruiting for are:

5th and 12th June 2024 – One dancer (any gender) for 2 x 3-hour (am) first stage R&D sessions for a future dance film project* Apply by 5pm Friday 24th May.

August 2024 – One male dancer for 5 days’ R&D leading to a 15-minute duet performance at a community festival in South East London, with an opportunity for a second performance in October 2024. Apply by 5pm Sunday 30th June.

September/October 2024 – Up to three dancers (all genders) for 5 days’ R&D leading to a 25-minute group performance in London in October 2024. Apply by 5pm Sunday 30th June.

*this project has the potential to be expanded until Spring 2025 so please bear in mind your availability when applying.

Compensation/Fee

Paid opportunities. All projects are self-funded or supported by Arts Council England.

Requirements

Seeking fearless and creative professional dance artists of integrity with strong artistry and performance skills, the ability to work efficiently and retain choreography, a good knowledge of improvisation and contact work, and a grounding in contemporary, classical, or folk/diaspora dance techniques. Must be aged 25 or above, dancers over 40 are especially encouraged to apply.

Styles

Contemporary, Classical